SANDRA MALDONADO

Levels Taught:

BEGINNER

INTERMIDIATE

ADVANCED

COLLEGE

I am a retired New York State Certified Spanish teacher with over 30 years of experience at the high school and middle school level in Westchester County and Orange County. I have taught Level 1 through level 4, College Spanish, AP Spanish Literature and Culture and AP Spanish Language and Culture.

Languages are my passion and I also have a reading knowledge of French and Italian. I employ a communicative approach to teaching Spanish where I stress Listening and speaking skills but also teach grammar in order to help students learn to write in Spanish and achieve better scores on tests.

When I teach a topic in Spanish, I always take them apart and break them down into easier chunks making it easier to learn. Additionally, I create mnemonic devices to help facilitate learning grammar and to give students an easier way of memorizing.

Before each lesson, I assess the students knowledge and then create an individualized lesson plan. I provide individual and group lessons during the morning and afternoon at your home or at a mutually convenient location.

I am a dynamic individual who will create a customized curriculum for you and help you reach your goals. Whatever your age, you will begin learning from the moment we begin the lesson .

TUTORING SERVICES

IN-PERSON

This is a one-on-one session to maximize your learning.  Each lesson is individually tailored to your needs. The tutor and the student convene in a mutually agreed upon location.

REMOTE

This is a one-on-one session to maximize your learning. However, it is done from the comfort of your home  and allows for a more flexible schedule

EXPERIENCE

HENDRICK HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL

MONTROSE, NEW YORK

Spanish Teacher

At Hendrick Hudson I taught Spanish 1 through AP Spanish Literature and Culture and AP Spanish Language and Culture utilizing traditional methods, innovative oral communication strategies, online learning and GoogleClassroom.  Additionally, I prepared Spanish 3 students for the New York State FLACS exam and prepared students for the AP exams in Language and Literature.

WALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL

CORTLANDT MANOR, NEW YORK

Spanish Teacher

At Walter Panas I taught Spanish 3 through Spanish 5 to a diverse community. I implemented and consistently employed oral communication strategies to assist students in oral proficiency .  I prepared Spanish 3 students for the Comprehensive examination in Spanish

GOSHEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

GOSHEN, NEW YORK

Spanish Teacher

At Goshen Middle School I taught 7th and 8th grade Spanish.  I created a course for native Spanish speakers to improve their reading and writing skills.  I helped transition the students form elementary school to secondary school and prepared them to enter high School.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA

  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Cum Laude, 1980
  • Master of Science, Education, 1980

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